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The Atlanta Braves have now lost Jason Heyward and had more injuries this season than I can remember them ever having. While the Braves have been able to overcome them up to this point, I’m pondering whether they have enough manpower left to finish with the best record in the National League, and secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Not to mention, be successful in the playoffs. How many hits can one team take? Should Atlanta Braves fans lower their expectations now to match the fact that this team has been decimated by injuries? Would winning the NL East, which would be improvement over last season, be enough to satisfy the fan base? Or will the whiners and crybabies conveniently ignore all the injuries and come out of the woodwork if the Braves don’t finish strong in the regular season and then go deep into the playoffs? St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles have all remained relatively healthy this season, compared to the Braves. Not only that, while the Brave...
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The Atlanta Braves lost a huge bat in the lineup on Wednesday, as outfielder Jason Heyward fractured his jaw in two places when New York Mets’ pitcher Jonathon Niese hit him in the sixth inning in what would prove to be a 4-1 victory for the Braves. The injury is a very significant one for the Braves’ first round pick from the 2007 MLB Draft, as it will likely be 4-6 weeks before...
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward had surgery Thursday on his broken right jaw after he was struck by a pitch.
The team has not said how long he will be out, but he could miss the rest of the regular season.
Dr. Glenn Maron operated in Atlanta, one day after Heyward was injured. He inserted plates in both places where the jaw was fractured.
Atlanta has a commanding lead in the NL...
It isn't the same Braves without Jason Heyward and Tim Hudson. Since Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward took the horrific fastball to the jaw from Mets left-handed starter, Jonathan Niese, I’ve done a lot of thinking. Along with Jason Heyward, I keep thinking about Tim Hudson being maimed a few weeks ago by Mets outfielder Eric Young, Jr., who stepped on the back...
ATLANTA -- The Braves have solidified their place on the short list of World Series contenders in 2013, but no other team on that list has encountered more misfortune in the process. As Jason Heyward's fractured jaw illustrated once more on Wednesday afternoon, Atlanta's 77-49 record has not come without a price.
Sure, the Boston Red Sox have played without starter Clay...
Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves is hit in the face with a pitch from Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Citi Field on August 21, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.(August 20, 2013 - Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)
I'm not even going to link the video; I can't stand to watch...
Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi had an incredibly memorable first week in the Major Leagues, and we don’t neccesarily mean that in a good way. Sure, the 22-year-old recorded his first MLB hit and picked up his first big league RBI, but his accomplishments came at a steep price. On Tuesday, Stassi committed an embarrassing […]
Face-Time On the same day, in two separate games, two players were struck in the face by a pitch. Atlanta’s young talent Jason Heyward and Houston’s Max Stassi were both removed from their respective games after being struck in the face by pitches. Heyward was the recipient of a Jonathon Niese fastball to the right [...]
Jason Heyward is why Ryan Dempster should have been suspended for more than five games.
Maybe that sounds like a stretch. Maybe I'm being overreactionary. But please stay with me here, and I'll try my best to explain what I mean.
By now, you've surely heard about the Atlanta Braves outfielder getting clocked in the face by a 90 mph fastball from New York Mets...
One day after Jason Heyward was lost for 4-6 weeks with a fractured jaw, the Braves released another potentially tough bit of news as Brandon Beachy will see Dr. James Andrews to have his surgically repaired elbow examined.
Beachy has seen a dip in velocity since coming back from Tommy John surgery, with his fastball going from 91.2 mph in his first game back July 29 -- which is...
With just seven games remaining against teams with records of .500 or better, the consensus has been the Braves had the easiest remaining schedule of any contender.
But now the National League East leaders are in the midst of those games vs. winning teams -- which come in consecutive fashion -- and it got off to a rough start as they fell to the Cardinals for the first time this...
The biggest changing in the rankings come at the bottom...which is something that no one wants to see.
The Red Sox and Cubs coming to Dodger Stadium is a dream for scalpers.
FOX Sports South.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get the latest on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: Jason Heyward is the latest Brave to land on the disabled list, yet despite all the injuries this season, they have continued to produce. What do you credit that to?
CHIP CARAY: Depth.
General manager Frank Wren made it a point in the offseason to continue...